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or bad happy or sad ♪ ♪ let's stay together >> and there you see michelle obama for the first time. looking amazing in red. a lot of folks trying to figure out who the designer is. we don't yet know exactly who the designer is, but i imagine we will very quickly. a lot of folks making phone calls right now, i can tell you that, to find out. president obama speaking to troops in kandahar who could not be at the commander in chief's ball, and here the first couple will also go to the inaugural ball in the same complex with tens of thousands of people, about 30,000 or so people are in attendance, eager to see the first couple do their first dance at the inaugural ball. sally quinn, you have been watching along. do you like what you saw? >> i like the dress very much. it's very understated. the design of it is very understated, but she's been wearing quite somber colors over the last few days. navies and dark colors, and it seemed she was making a statement. so when she comes out in the bright red, it's sort of like, here i am, you know? i think, you know, i think it's not quite what i
, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the preside
're doing works for them and for the country. joining me now is jamal simmons and michelle cottle for the daily beast. she wrote an article, joe biden the listener. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> good to be here. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me go to you first. what about this relationship works so well? >> very early on it was established that makes a great compliment for obama. but also persona. he's kind of warmer and more emotional than the president who's seen as cool and cerebral. highway has a lot of inside the beltway experience especially when it comes to dealing with capitol hill which president obama does not like to go up there a lot. and he plays a mean kind of inside game with careful negotiations whether it's the fiscal cliff or dealing with iraq or any number of diplomatic issues like dealing with the incoming chinese president. he's called on to handle these assignments. and it's worked out pretty well for the obama administration in a lot of different areas. >> now, jamal, a good manager knows how to deal with his team. and you know the president's
state float celebrates the home state of president obama and the birthplace of first lady michelle obama. the land of lincoln float features american flags, the state flag, and a panorama of the capitol. the state seal adorns the front of the float. the float is approximately 20 feet long, 8 feet wide -- >> the south shore drill team from chicago. the president's hometown. the first lady's hometown. they've come here. two major gifts allowed them to come here. from walgreens. they raised the money. they are here. attending this inauguration. you can see the president, he's pretty excited to see what's going on. >> special because they were unable to attend the first inauguration because of lack of funds. so this is very special for them this time. >> they're going right in front of the reviewing stand right now. you see the president and the first lady. the vice president. >> there's a huge set of speakers heading our way. we'll see that right behind them. >> they're moving. >> here we go, here we go. >> the president's moving too. >> how can you not? >> that's right. ♪ >> the south sh
but others are still being held. nbc's michelle kosinski is there, what's the latest? >> reporter: one day now after they took over the bp facility in algeria, taking dozens of international workers hostage, including americans, it is still just as difficult to get confirmed information out of there. there have been conflicting reports. different numbers coming out. algerian officials being quoted on state tv there have said that at least six of the hostages were killed when the algerian army apparently raided the facility in attempts to free the hostages. they did say that many other hostages were able to escape and some militants were also killed. the associated press quoting an official on the question of anonymity, said some americans did escape, although not everyone is accounted for even at this hour. >> thanks so much for that report. >>> for the first time in over two decades, the u.s. has recognized the government of somalia. secretary of state hillary clinton calls the official recognition a milestone in the fight against islamic extremists. the u.s. has not recognized somalia si
dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know,
lady. ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> that was the first dance of the first couple tonight, literally and figuratively, they have been to this dance before. this time around the first lady promised to slow down and try to take it all in. two parties instead of the ten they raced through four years ago. their day began with the ceremonial swearing in. like four years ago, it was a little bumpy. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >>> have the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> there won't be a doover because the actual swearing in took place yesterday. also unlike la
states. this was the president just a few moments ago holding his hand on a family bible, michelle obama's family bible. chief justice john roberts administered the oath. keith is with us from new york. go ahead please. >> my question was more for the speech writers before. the difference between speaking and speech writing. i do not know who the guests there are now. >> this is more a chance to share your thoughts. do you have a memorable inaugural address that comes to mind? >> jfk's. that is the one that probably most people will remember. my question, i guess, was for the other guests that were previously there. >> thanks for the call. one of our viewers saying, i think incumbents should not have inaugural ceremonies. seven have had second inaugurations. when inaugurations fall on the sunday, their move to the following day. tomorrow is also martin luther king day, a federal holiday. we are told the president will make references to mlk, on caller: i am so proud of the president and i am so excited about what he is about to do for the country. it does bring tears to my eyes to see ho
'll show you a different michelle obama, rocking a new look for her 49th birthday. >>> what just happened to those kids who were begging for a puppy? we'll find out. puppy? we'll find out. a whole new level online. it ctrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo and you're fully awake. driving, eating, or engaging in other activities while not fully awake without r
choreographed it is. the minute that michelle walks out the front door with the red curtain around it what time the dignitaries walk out, what time the president himself walks out. and at 11:55 on the dot he gets sworn in by chief justice john roberts. he'll be using two bibles today. that's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. after the swearing-in, the president and the first lady family and friends, congressional leaders all head in to statuary hall for lunch. this is a tradition that dates back to 1889. they'll dine on bison and good old-fashioned apple pie. >> we go to chief correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. he's covering his 12th inaugurations. good morning. >> actually it's 13. i came to lbj's with my mom. she got an invitation. the first one i covered, you're absolutely right, was 1968. and heari
michelle obama will be wearing for tomorrow's big day. she going to show off those famous arms. we know she has the great new hairstyle with the bangs. she's going to look great. >> how about a meal for your sunday brunch? look at that. whoo! we'll meet one woman who is up to the challenge coming up in "fixation." a little teaser for your sunday brunch. >>> but first we are learning more about the man accused of carrying out that fake girlfriend hoax on manti te'o. >> while he tries to salvage his dignity and hopes of an nfl career, the spotlight is turning to manti te'o's -- who he accuses of carrying out the charade that lasted for years and matt gutman is where he is training. >> reporter: good morning, and now to create this imaginary world around manti te'o's fake girlfriend, the prankster enlisted family members, even his 9-year-old sister. we don't know what the motivation for all of this is but we do know what the inspiration may have been. his own real life. this morning new details about the alleged catfish maestro orchestrating that elaborate hoax. spanning manti te'o's entire co
and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced the first dance of the new term. mrs. obama revealing she had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> reporter: and stevie wonder rocked down the house, while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats
as well as his prowess as a fighter. >>> the other big birthday? first lady michelle obama is 49. another michelle says happy bir birthday to a beautiful and inspiring person. and mario says 49? let's see the birth certificate. she looks more like 29. we've got two first lady surprises for a birthday to reveal later in the show. stick around. but, first, we want you to share your thoughts with us. please head over to facebook and search politics nation and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. ltima is a better car than camry. to argue would be rude. nissan altima. with moving-object detection. lease now. just $199 per month. visit choosenissan.com. road and track called sentra an economy car minus the look and feel of an economy car. wonder how civic and corolla look and feel about that. the all-new nissan sentra, with best-in-class mpg. lease for $169 per month. visit choosenissan.com. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech mas
with lincoln. i should say, as we're talking right now, the first lady michelle obama, is making her way to the entrance of the west front of the capital, also looking at sunny sotomayor who is about to take her seat among the supreme court justices -- son is sotomayor who is about to takers among the supreme court justices. i c clarence thomas as well. we're having this conversation about 35 minutes before the inauguration ceremonies began. michelle obama herself is a descendant of slaves from the carolinas. >> that is right. sojourner truth was a black woman activist in the 1840's, 1850's and going forward. he raised issues not only about racism and slavery, but also about the rights of women. in particular, how african- american women were treated by the feminist movement in that time. she was a very important character. lincoln's white house was significant because it was the first time of any president of 15 presidents who came before lincoln would not meet with african-american leaders. this simply did not care what african-americans fought with the they were freed african- america
california, believe it or not. michelle malkin joins us as she does every thursday. >> brian: senator marco rubio might be teaming up with a guy he might be teaming up with, paul ryan, about immigration reform. he'll talk about that and so much more, including some gun reform executive orders the president put forward. and jack hannah will be here with wild animals. we'll try to tame him. >> gretchen: you buried the least. one of the last times jack was here, we almost all died. >> brian: right. but thankfully, i was able to handle the killer snake while jack hannah ran for the hills. >> steve: those were the days. >> gretchen: i hope he have that video. let's get that racked up. now a fox news alert. >> steve: break news out of algeria. news that 20 hostages being held bay terror group have escaped, including a number of americans. how many americans and what do we know? heather has the latest from the news room. >> good morning. we are learning a lot of new information right now. it's breaking. so i'm going to keep looking at my computer. the associated press is now reporting that perhaps
, michelle obama. i, i'm so in love with you >> jennifer hudson wasn't the only one serenading the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later. >> when i watched out of the house this morning, 16 balmy degrees. now, peter, let's talk about yesterday. a huge day in washington, a huge day for the president. let's talk about how he handled yeste
to the jaunty walks along pennsylvania avenue by barack and michelle and the wild and woolly greetings of vice president joe biden. we're all part of this. they were shouting we're in this together and we're going to act together and we're going to try to open dialogue with those who would be our enemies abroad. we're not looking for another war this time and under this president we're looking for a way to avoid one. because these wars as we've all learned the hard way are a lot easier to start than to finish. let's start with this astounding presidential embrace of the ongoing american revolution from lexington and concord to seneca falls, selma, and stonewall. sam stein covers politics for "the huffington post," and stephanie schriock is president of emily's list. let's start with the message of inclusion and community in the president's address yesterday. many have noticed his preference for three iconic places with historic significance in the fight for american rights. let me run through them. first, seneca falls, new york, where in 1848 elizabeth cady stanton and others led a historic co
member who worked for michelle obama. what will the first lady's focus be in the second term? [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> so from 2008, really until now, the world saw first lady michelle obama evolve. katie mccormick was the first lady's communications director and press secretary until the summer of 2011. >> she's here to give us a preview of what we can expect from the first lady for the next four years. it's great to have you with us. >> it's so nice to be here, thank you for including me. >> we've seen many people weighing in on
to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm michelle caruso ka arcabrerh ross westgate. kelly's off. we'll have more coming up -- there's been a traffic jam in the region. the s&p rising back above the five-year high that it reached -- >> kidding, kidding. kidding. >> he doth protest too much. in every joke there is a whisper of truth. >> kidding -- is that the expression? >> in spanish -- [ spanish ] >> i don't know whether andrew is delayed because of traffic or can't decide the proper look for a snow day. could be a sweater -- >> sweater? >> a zipper sweater. >> a zweater? >> yeah. you don't get up early enough -- do you live in the georgia? >> yes. >> you're here. >> yes. >> okay. i live 35 miles away. >> and you made it. >> and i have a sports car. >> and andrew lives in the city, he didn't make it. >> don't live where there's a bridge or tunnel between you and where you work is good advice. >> that would mean i have to live in new jersey and i don't want to live in new jersey. >> you made it here. too good for new jersey? too good for new jersey, are you? >> i'm single. i want to live in new y
account? it's michelle obama. her birthday. she turns 49. and look at this. she tweeted a photo with a new look. she has bangs. >>> and there's someone else who was celebrating her birthday today. and here is a clue. listen, from long ago. >> what's your name? >> beatrice ann hinam. and i like my name. >> that was 8-year-old betty white, on a radio show, her first job. today, she turns 91. still working, and we say happy birthday, thank you for being our friend. happy one, betty. >>> and we love it when you're our friends and you send us the things you see all day for our "instant index." tweet them to me @dianesawyer. >>> and coming up, the world loses a cultural icon, dear abby. do you know the most surprising advice she ever gave? abby. do you know the most surprising abby. do you know the most surprising advice she ever gave? that i e me for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior
barack obama exiting the limo. first lady michelle obama right by his side. >> stopping to have pictures taken. there are the first daughters. >> sash a&m alia. and mom in law. >> the first mom in law, if you will. >> quite a different picture. we've seen the girls virtually grow up. >> two things strike me. the girls. one way for any family you can really gauge how things change from year to year. many people have commented the president has more gray hair than he did four years ago. >> and people are talking about the hair on the first lady. sporting a new do there with the bangs. the family entering saint john's church. >> we mentioned him earlier. he's going to give the benediction later on. >> let's head over to sarah simmons. that's the moment we were waiting for to kick off today's inauguration. >> reporter: that's right. certainly is. a brief ride. we saw them leaving over here from the white house. a very short ride to go over there to saint john's church. a very strong standing tradition. it's a relatively short service. they will be there the president sitting in his normal
to the hard rock of brotherhood. dr. carson where are we? we have a black man in the white house but michelle alexander who endorsed her book, she is the author of that wonderful book the new jim crow. the statistic she writes about where black people are right now in the 21st century. we are underemplunderempl oyed. we are unemployed and more afflicted with aids and other diseases and diabetes and more of diabetes and morbus are incarcerated. lee gets tougher sentences for the same crimes as five people get we have a black president and i'm thinking for silence in the black community for me is definitely coming from our generation. we approach everything and we want we want moriches said after we got the voting rights. civil rights, we wanted more and 65. think the black community -- >> guest: you can see the difference between the kind of support that king got when he was fighting for civil rights reform. up until 1965 the level of support came when you look at the polls overwhelming support in the black community and wide spread support among whites for what he was trying to do. if you loo
where are we? we have a black man in the white house and michele alexander endorsed your book the new jim crow. the statistics she writes about where black people are right now when the 21st century we are underemployed, unemployed, more afflicted with aids than other diseases of obesity and diabetes. more of us are incarcerated and get tough sentences for the same crimes. the suns in the black community for me is deafening coming from our generation. we would protest everything. as you said after we got the voting rights and civil rights, we wanted more and 65. why do you think -- >> guest: you can see the difference behind the kind of support king got when he was fighting for civil rights reforms after 1965 the level of support for king if you look at the polls, overwhelming support in the black community, widespread support even among the whites for what he was trying to do. if you look at after 65 when he moved to chicago and when he takes a stand on viet nam and higgins to support garbage workers and poor people in the poor people's campaign which is the first occupied movement h
volcano on that float. the illinois state float in honor of the first lady, michelle obama, the pennsylvania float, mlk float, you name it. and they have 200 animals we're told will be on the route. military bands, kids on unicycles. you name it, are y you are goine it. people excited, trying to get through to this location. be patient. it will take a while. but at least it is not as cold as four years ago and not as many people. john. >> everybody seems hung up on that. not as cold as it was four years ago. i like the cold, but not as cold as four years ago. >> a balmy 33. >> at the moment -- balmy 33. a lot of people will make their way to the parade. trying to get prime locations on the national mall. christi paul, people gathering, and you can tell by being here. more people out at this point four years ago, a smaller crowd but happy crowd, right? >> oh, my gosh, yes. and look at the sunrise. looks like the sky is on fire. people dancing, because you can hear the music, people carrying flags and tommy williams, one of our service members with the mari mari mari marine
of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of mrs. obama's inaugural gown. sound familiar? today, the fashion world got some more eye candy. more pictures of the first lady looking fabulous. think the inaugural fashion parade is over? think again. at the national prayer service, first lady michelle obama, hair back, bangs still on full display, wore a custom ivory wool dress and matching coat by a designer who was also in the running for the gown. that top honor as the world now knows went to jason wu, proving lightning does strike twice. >> the second she came out, everyone just let out the biggest scream. the whole e
to this and operation. >> i am gloria, from seattle. >> michelle, new york. >> marion, pennsylvania. >> you decided to meet here. >> we are all three sisters. >> why did you decide to come to washington for the 57 and operation? >> i think we regretted not being here quarter years ago. we decided we would not miss it this time around. >> we never thought about it or we did not think it is possible to come altogether. >> how did this all happened? how did each of you get here? >> i drove up from pennsylvania. >> i flew in. >> gives me an average cost of how much this will come to, the bill to be here in washington and to stay overnight. >> probably over $2,000. hotel're able to find a and do all that. what are the logistics like? >> we rented a condo from somebody advertising. >> what time did you get up to make your way down here? >> 5:00 a.m. the last couple of days, a lot of walking. >> give me your impressions. your dancing before the camera came out. >> hit the excitement is in the air. we cannot get enough of it. it is awesome. >> do you has volunteered for the president? >> no, just donations
years young michelle obama is today. i'm not a hairstylist but my wife watches bravo so it's clear she has new bangs in that do as she gets ready to celebrate her husband's second inauguration. we've been reaching out all day to the east wing and west wing to find out what their plans are. we're hearing from the pool with the president. we think he's thanking some of the workers preparing the streets for the inaugural festivities. >> we'll get some details no doubt in the next few hours. nbc's peter alexander. pete, thanks so much. and we'll be right back. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! pull out the paper and...what!!?? an article that says a typical family pays $155,000 in "wall street" fees on their 401(k)s? seriously? seriously. you don't believe it? search it, "401k 155k." then go to e-trade. and roll over your old 401(k
states and first lady michelle obama. >> surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle ground with republicans and republicans saying, no, no. no, no, never. no, no. no matter what he offered. that is why we had a first term in which this president kept offering the republicans, that he would go along with their republican ideas and mysteriously, they would even say no to their own ideas. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans, who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-spons
's family, and michelle obama and their children, sasha and malia will be at his side. to david gregory, monday's fights will be the same as friday's fights. but does he deposit for political capital here today? >> i think he does. he's very confident, a second-term president. i think a lot of what we'll hear tomorrow, lester, is about economic restoration. he came into office amid financial ruin. he really wants to lead that restoration and has argued that he needs a second term to accomplish that. people want to see jobs. they want to see economic growth. that's really going to occupy a lot of his time. >> david gregory, thanks. the president about to step into the blue room at the white house followed by chief justice roberts and his family. this will be very businesslike. we don't expect any remarks before or after. and here comes the chief justice now. and we should see the president stepping in momentarily along with his family and a very few invited guests. again, it will be a very businesslike, formal and official swearing-in of the president for his second term. let's watch and
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. nbc's michelle kosinski has the latest for us in london. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. this is changing by the minute. the latest from the associated press, quoting an algerian official, is that at least 20 of these hostages have now been able to escape, including americans. the al qaeda-linked militant group that has claimed responsibility for this say they have been holding 41 hostages, among them, we know americans, british, norwegians, japanese and they claim that this is retaliation for french intervention in neighboring mali against islamic militants there. at this hour, scattered reports out of the algerian desert that this large bp gas facility that a standoff is going on, that the algerian army has the militans and dozens of international hostages surrounded. among them, americans. >> in order to protect their safety, i'm into the going to get into numbers. i'm not gonna get into names. i'm not going gonna get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> reporter: french television is quoting one
? michelle obama has been quite the force during her husband's first term. she made childhood obesity a focus. she wasn't afraid to join in on the fun with the joining forces campaign. she and dr. jill biden worked to bring awareness to the opportunities and support that service members and their families need and deserve. she's been her husband's best surrogate in the most important campaigns of all. the ones that got them to the white house, twice. if people have great expectations for president obama in his second term, they are surely expecting great things from the first lady. joining me from outside the white house is senior adviser to the president, valerie jarrett. so nice to see you this morning. >> good morning, melissa, how are you? >> i'm great. let many start by asking about the first lady, then the president. the first lady introduced the 501 c 4. watching her do that made me think, will she play a more direct role in policy during the second term? >> i think the purpose of the 501 c 4 is to engage and encourage people to get involved in their government. she cares a great deal
, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take the review. and the review is presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 380 service members. followed by each of the service honor guards and the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol. and once they complete the pass and review. then the presidential escort, they fall into the motorcade and they start the parade route. along the parade route, we have approximately 2,300 military personnel participating in the parade. approximately 10,000 total personnel in the p
't come from the disarray in libya and how many other groups now have the same. savannah. >> michelle kozinski in london, thank you. now here is matt. >>> now to the latest on the trouble on boeing's 787 dreamliner. faa has grounded all of them in the u.s. and overnight, europe did the same. tom costello covers aviation. tom, to up. >> reporter: united is the only airline that flies the 787 dreamliner in the united states. and they are complying with the faa. all 50 787s worldwide are now grounded. a dramatic action, by grounding the troubled 787 fleet, boeing's problems have been elevated to an all out safety emergency. the action coming after wednesday's full evacuation of an ana 787 after the pilot thought he smelled smoke. last week, a fire in the battery rack of a parked 787 in boston. the emergency air worthiness director. before further flight, operators of boeing 787 aircraft must demonstrate to the faa that the batteries are safe and in compliance. >> it is serious. we've had two events where there have been smoke and potential fire on board. and so i think everybody is respo
president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] preparation continue for the 57th presidential inauguration and sunday just before noon and will be the official swearing-in at the white house monday the public inaugural ceremony under way at the swearing in of the capitol and also the inaugural luncheon at the capitol and the afternoon parade will take your comments throughout the weekend on facebook and twitter and live coverage starts at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and cspan.org. back now to the conference on disasters and the environment for a panel examining issues impacting the gulf coast including potential vulnerabilities to hurricanes and other disasters to the wetlands and degradation of ecological barriers. this is posted by the national council for science and the environment. it's about an hour. >> our next plenary brings home many of these issues of cascading disasters and multiple events impacting each other on a more regional scale. this we look at the gulf coast. we are all familiar wit
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